Liverpool – “It is hard” for Mignolet says Howard of Everton

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made the big decision to drop goalkeeper Simon Mignolet last weekend for Liverpool’s major Premier League clash with Manchester United. Brad Jones was chosen instead but could not prevent the 3-0 thumping by long time rivals United, Jones though improving in the 3-1 midweek victory over Bournemouth. Simon Mignolet joined Liverpool in June 2013 for £9m. …

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West Ham – Sakho in Hammers contract dispute?

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West Ham United fans must be living in dream world as we head into the festive football period. The Hammers lie in 4th place in the Premier League table with 28 points from 16 games in 2014/15. However striker Diafra Sakho is already asking for a new contract. Diafra Sakho is 24-years-old and only just signed a 4-year-contract with West …

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Liverpool – Fabian Delph on Reds shopping list?

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Steven Gerrard is perhaps the greatest player ever to pull on a Liverpool jersey. The dedicated and loyal Reds captain though is getting on a bit meaning the club must look for a longer term replacement. The Daily Mirror think Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph could be the perfect man. 25-year-old Fabian Delph began in the Bradford City youth academy before …

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Manchester United – Otamendi or Hummels?

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Manchester United are openly in pursuit of a new centre-back, Louis Van Gaal’s boys being in trouble at the back due to injures and suspensions this campaign. A long running target has been Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels but according to the Daily Express, Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi is another aim in January. Nicolas Otamendi is 26-years-old and the 18 capped Argentinean …

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Liverpool – Karim Benzema targeted again!

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Liverpool and Karim Benzema can’t seem to shake the link from each other. Over the summer, the Reds were consistently linked with Benzema until he signed a new contract with Real Madrid but the Daily Express understand Liverpool may now bid in January. 27-year-old Karim Benzema began his youth career in his native France with the Lyon academy. He graduated …

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“Sterling is the perfect for Liverpool” says Gerrard

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Raheem Sterling is a perfect fit for Liverpool, that’s according to Reds captain, Steven Gerrard. The 20-year-old is said to be in talks with the club over a longer and more illustrious deal to keep him at the club. However, nothing has yet been agreed but Gerrard believes Anfield is the right place for Sterling. Speaking to Sky Sports, Gerrard said, …

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Premier League duo to fight over Martinez

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Premier League duo, Tottenham and Liverpool are said to be scrapping over the signing, Jackson Martinez. The Porto striker has been labelled as a huge talent and the Colombian has proved himself in Portugal, Europe and the World stage. With both sides eager to bolster their attacking options, it will be a fight for the Porto man according to the Metro. …

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Saints star dealt another hammer blow

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Southampton star striker, Jay Rodriguez has been dealt a hammer blow in his bid to return from injury. According to BBC Sport the former Burnley striker has faced a set back with his long term knee injury. Rodriguez, 25, ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in a Premier League game against Manchester City, just before the World Cup which Rodriguez was tipped to …

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Ben Arfa to leave Hull

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Hull City loanee, Hatem Ben Arfa is set to leave the Tigers earlier than anticipated after Hull boss, Steve Bruce has revealed he wants to cut his loan. Speaking to BBC Sport Bruce said: “Sometimes transfers don’t work, especially with a loan deal.” Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has said Ben Arfa will not be returning to St James’ Park. A player who …

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Chelsea – Eden Hazard on the verge of a new deal

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Chelsea fans will be delighted to hear the news that their midfield talisman Eden Hazard is on the verge of signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge. According to the Daily Telegraph, the new deal will make him Chelsea’s highest paid footballer. Eden Hazard is 23-years-old and can play on the wing or central in an attacking midfield role. He …

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Manchester City – James Milner’s contract in doubt

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Manchester City are in talks with midfielder James Milner over a new contract but according to the Daily Telegraph there is doubt over the deal offered. Milner’s current contract ends this summer and whilst the 28-year-old was initially reluctant to sign, it now seems his heart is at the Etihad Stadium. James Milner began his career with Leeds United in their …

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Capital One Cup Semi-Final ties decided!

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Liverpool, Chelsea, Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur are the four clubs who will be making up the Capital One Cup Semi-Finals when they take place in January. The two legged fixtures could see League One club Sheffield United reach a major Wembley final against either Liverpool or Chelsea. On Tuesday evening, Derby hosted Chelsea as the Championship high flyers took …

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Liverpool – Rafa Benitez has been offered Reds job?

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Liverpool’s season has not exactly gone to plan following the successes of 2013/14. The aim was to push on after a 2nd place in the Premier League and make an impact in the Champions League, they sit in 11th in the Premier League whilst being dumped out of the later in the group stages. Talk has intensified that Brendan Rodgers’ …

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QPR – Taarabt drama finally coming to an end?

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QPR’s long running issues with midfielder Adel Taarabt could be coming to an end in January. That is according to TalkSport who think Serie A club Atalanta want Taarabt. 25-year-old Adel Taarabt spectacularly fell out with manager Harry Redknapp who accused him of being a few stone overweight. Taarabt then went to a national newspaper taking his top off to …

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Falcao – “I want to stay at United”

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Manchester United striker, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, according to BBC Sport. The Colombian striker, on loan from Monaco has struggled to hold down a first team spot due to injury, but the former Atletico striker insists he is happy at Old Trafford and sees his future in Manchester. “I’d like to carry on [here] but …

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Southampton want Holland superstar

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Southampton boss, Ronald Koeman is set to make an outrageous bid to bring in Holland superstar, Wesley Sneijder according to the Mirror. The World Cup hero is said to be one of the Galatasaray players to have experienced problems with his pay in recent weeks from the Turkish outfit. With the European giants in a financial nightmare, Sneijder is said to …

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Naismith pens new deal at Everton

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Everton striker, Steven Naismith has penned a new three year contract with the Toffees according to BBC Sport. The 28-year-old, Scottish international joined Everton on a free transfer back in 2012 from Rangers. Naismith struggled to settle into life in the Premier League but has since been a revelation for Roberto Martinez’s side. With 6 goals to his name already this …

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Tottenham Hotspur – Jackson Martinez a major target

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Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be desperate to take Europe wide target Jackson Martinez in January and are willing to sell Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to make it happen. The Daily Express believe they will be forced to pay around £40m for Martinez’s services. Jackson Martinez is a Colombian born striker who began his career with Independiente Medellin in …

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